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    Thread: Best Coilover Setup under 1K? Please help!

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      08-03-2012 12:09 PM #1
      Looking for a good coilover setup under 1k. Have seen the ST, FK, Vmaxx Extrmeme, etc. Heard good and bad for all of them. Want them for an upgrade and will be a daily driver.

      Any information would be much appreciated.

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      08-03-2012 03:52 PM #2
      Really need some help on this! Any suggestions would e great!

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      08-03-2012 04:45 PM #3
      I have ST coilovers on my car and they ride great. Not teeth chattering, but it nearly eliminated any body roll I was experiencing.

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      08-03-2012 04:51 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by wrestler4life521 View Post
      I have ST coilovers on my car and they ride great. Not teeth chattering, but it nearly eliminated any body roll I was experiencing.
      That's what I want. Just for DD. I have lowering Springs but refuse to install them. Rather spend the money on a coilover setup.

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      08-03-2012 04:53 PM #5
      Coilover install wasn't too bad. Just time consuming. Save yourself some money and do some searches on some DIY's. I can't believe how long I drove the car on its 130,000+ mile stock suspension.

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      08-03-2012 05:00 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by wrestler4life521 View Post
      Coilover install wasn't too bad. Just time consuming. Save yourself some money and do some searches on some DIY's. I can't believe how long I drove the car on its 130,000+ mile stock suspension.
      The install isn't what I'm too concerned with. The brand is mostly what I'm worried aboUt. It appears that on vortex if you don't have bilstein, h&r, or koni and kw. Definately not spending 2k right now! Anything other than the top brands, I see a lot of people on here flame!!

      Do you like the St? Highly considering them!

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      Used set of H&R's

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      08-03-2012 06:42 PM #8
      For a comfy daily driver setup in your price range, you can't go wrong with the ST's.

      They sound exactly like what you're ASKING for...

      Steve

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      08-03-2012 07:31 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by DeckManDubs View Post
      Used set of H&R's
      If they were available I would!!! Even did a post in the parts forum

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      08-03-2012 07:32 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by SteveAngry View Post
      For a comfy daily driver setup in your price range, you can't go wrong with the ST's.

      They sound exactly like what you're ASKING for...

      Steve
      Thank you for the info. It appears that they will be the best coilover for the price!

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      08-03-2012 07:32 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by SpongeTheOc View Post
      If they were available I would!!! Even did a post in the parts forum
      Might take some time. But they show up quite regularly.

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      08-03-2012 10:13 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by DeckManDubs View Post
      Might take some time. But they show up quite regularly.
      I hope so! If not, think I'll go with ST

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      08-03-2012 11:00 PM #13
      I recently installed ST's & they're perfect for my daily

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      08-03-2012 11:04 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by TommyTT View Post
      I recently installed ST's & they're perfect for my daily
      How do they sit? Can you text me a pic? Price an where did you buy?

    15. 08-03-2012 11:51 PM #15
      IMO, good coilover and under 1k price tag are mutually exclusive. Unless buying in the used market, you have to pick one or the other, but not both.

      Honestly, my suggestion to you is Bilstein PSS (not the PSS9 that comes with adjusters). They are a bit over your 1k budget but well worth it. You get inverted monotubes with almost 50 mm shaft diameter and proper spring rate ratio and valving. I have a bit of experience with suspensions and I can tell you that the extra money spent now will exponentially multiply your investment return with longevity and performance. Hope this helps

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      08-04-2012 12:02 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Marcus_Aurelius View Post
      IMO, good coilover and under 1k price tag are mutually exclusive. Unless buying in the used market, you have to pick one or the other, but not both.

      Honestly, my suggestion to you is Bilstein PSS (not the PSS9 that comes with adjusters). They are a bit over your 1k budget but well worth it. You get inverted monotubes with almost 50 mm shaft diameter and proper spring rate ratio and valving. I have a bit of experience with suspensions and I can tell you that the extra money spent now will exponentially multiply your investment return with longevity and performance. Hope this helps
      Wow! I'm really happy with to hear that info! I do agree with "you get what you pay for" it's hard for me to spend a lot of money because I usually only drive the car once a week. I have a company car and my wife's car. So for me, cost is a big deal, especially when I'm trying to modify other things on the vehicle. I've ran lowering springs before, however I want to run coilovers. I am definately taking in to consideration what you told me! Thanks again

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      08-04-2012 01:36 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by SpongeTheOc View Post
      Wow! I'm really happy with to hear that info! I do agree with "you get what you pay for" it's hard for me to spend a lot of money because I usually only drive the car once a week. I have a company car and my wife's car. So for me, cost is a big deal, especially when I'm trying to modify other things on the vehicle. I've ran lowering springs before, however I want to run coilovers. I am definately taking in to consideration what you told me! Thanks again
      Don't just take it into consideration - just do it. Marcus is very well versed in suspension and racing, and is leading you down the correct path. Everyone with sub-$1K coilovers will tell you that they love them, but that's only because next-to-none of them have ridden on anything but crappy setups. Once you experience a properly setup suspension on decent coilovers, you'll never go back. Nearly everyone who has driven a wide range of suspensions will tell you don't waste time with the low-end stuff. Frankly, I'm kind of disappointed that I only spent $1.5K on my coilovers, and wish I'd just sprung for a higher end setup.

      Bilstein PSS is a great choice for the money.
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      I got my H&R's for under 1K shipped brand new..
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      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      I got my H&R's for under 1K shipped brand new..
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      08-05-2012 08:30 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by SpongeTheOc View Post
      How do they sit? Can you text me a pic? Price an where did you buy?
      I picked mine up @ Eurosport Tuning for $880 CDN

      I'll load a pic today if I can get a decent one, I feel it sits pretty good but I'm on stock wheels, I'll have to do some adjustments next spring when I get wheels of course

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    25. 08-05-2012 09:58 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by deltaP View Post
      That's some serious spoon feeding Clay

      I've seen them go at around $1100-$1200 before but never that low. There is absolutely no logical reason to get cheap performing coilovers when you can get these for 1k.

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      08-05-2012 10:41 PM #26
      ^That's pretty crazy. I can't argue with that price.

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      08-05-2012 10:50 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Marcus_Aurelius View Post
      That's some serious spoon feeding Clay

      I've seen them go at around $1100-$1200 before but never that low. There is absolutely no logical reason to get cheap performing coilovers when you can get these for 1k.
      Agreed

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      08-05-2012 11:12 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Marcus_Aurelius View Post
      That's some serious spoon feeding Clay

      I've seen them go at around $1100-$1200 before but never that low. There is absolutely no logical reason to get cheap performing coilovers when you can get these for 1k.
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      That code can't be applied to this product, but AFFAPWFFTY gets you $50 off.

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      08-07-2012 10:31 AM #30
      I got the Bilstein PSS from awe <$1.2k and I am very pleased with them. Marcus_Aurelius recommend them. Look for some MadMax CA's as well

    31. 08-07-2012 06:18 PM #31
      I have a set of VMAXX's I'd sell for cheap. After two years I upgraded to H&R's. The difference is that the H's are more plush than the V's.

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      08-11-2012 01:35 AM #33
      I just got STs a week or two ago.. They are pretty good for the price if you want lower and a little better handling.

      Otherwise definitely go with some used H&Rs like someone up top mentioned.

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      Quote Originally Posted by zak2006 View Post
      I got the Bilstein PSS from awe <$1.2k and I am very pleased with them. Marcus_Aurelius recommend them. Look for some MadMax CA's as well
      When i install the PSS coilovers, I don't want to lower the TT any more than required. Will I see the usual "negative camber squat" by just installing them? I like to have the rear suspension straight and square.
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      Depends how much lower then stock they are. less then 25mm and youre ok

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